Mark Saba

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Mark Saba grew up in Pittsburgh in a family of Italian and Polish origins. He holds degrees from Wesleyan University and Hollins College. He is the author of a book of stories (Ghost Tracks: Stories of Pittsburgh Past, Big Table Publishing, Boston); two short novels: The Landscapes of Pater (The Vineyard Press, New York, 2004) and Thaddeus Olsen (in the collection Desperate Remedies, Apis Books, London, 2008); and two books of poetry: Painting a Disappearing Canvas (Grayson Books, 2012) and Calling the Names (David Robert Books, 2017). His epic poem, "Judith of the Lights," was published by the Mellen Poetry Press as an award-winner in 1996. He has also published four fiction ebooks (Letters from Novosibirsk--FREE, The Shoemaker, Signs, and ...more

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Mark Saba I average about one poem per week. I've been doing that for more than 30 years - some periods less productive, some more. I often fear that the next…moreI average about one poem per week. I've been doing that for more than 30 years - some periods less productive, some more. I often fear that the next poem will never come, but it does.(less)
Mark Saba I just wait a bit to empty my head of daily concerns, doodle, and it passes.
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Painting a Disappearing Canvas

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Calling the Names

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Ghost Tracks: Stories of Pi...

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Letters from Novosibirsk

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Tipping Points

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Signs

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Asthma

The room was now green, like the little wormy crab apples he and Will picked off the ground at the edge of the woods, bit into once, then threw as far as they could down the hill. He spent a lot of time in that room, his brother and sister at school, mother trudging up and down the stairs with armfuls of laundry, cleaning supplies, and ginger ale for him to drink. She let him stay in bed,... Read more of this blog post »
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" The Dishwasher and I


We meet at 3 AM, the dishwasher
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It's not often I find a book that draws me in, not only for its story, but also for the unadorned integrity of its writing. This is such a book.
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